16. Cancellation of registration

(1) An application under sub-section (2) of section 22 for cancellation of registration as a dealer shall be made in Form DVAT-09 within thirty days of the following:-

(a) in cases where a registered dealer has ceased to carry on any activity which would entitle him to be registered as a dealer under the Act, from the date of cessation of the activity;

(b) in cases where an incorporated body is closed down or otherwise ceases to exist, from the date of closure or cessation of existence;

(c) in cases where the owner of a proprietorship business dies leaving no successor to carry on the business, from the date of death of the owner of the proprietorship business;

(d) in case of a firm or an association of persons being dissolved, from the date of its dissolution;

(e) in case a registered dealer has ceased to be liable to pay tax under the Act, from the date on which he ceased to be so liable.

(2) Every registered dealer who applies for cancellation of his registration shall surrender with his application the original certificate of registration and all certified copies thereof.[omitted]

(3) The application shall specify the date from which the dealer desires the cancellation of registration to take effect:

PROVIDED that unless the Commissioner by notice, in writing, served on the dealer notifies another date from which registration shall be cancelled, the dealers registration shall cease on the date specified by the dealer.

(4) Where the Commissioner proposes to cancel the registration of a dealer under sub-section (1) of section 22, the Commissioner shall serve upon the person a notice in Form DVAT-10 in the manner prescribed in rule 62.

(5) Every registered dealer whose registration is cancelled under sub-section (1) of section 22, shall deliver to the Commissioner the certificate of registration by the date stated [in Form DVAT-11:]  [omitted]

PROVIDED that where a dealer has made an objection to the Commissioner under section 74 against the cancellation of the registration, the dealer may retain the certificate of registration pending resolution of the objection.

(6) In case of cancellation of registration, the Commissioner shall specify in a notice in Form DVAT-11 the date from which the cancellation of the registration takes effect. Upon cancellation of registration, the dealer shall be required to comply with the requirements specified by the Commissioner either in the notice issued in Form DVAT-11 or by a separate communication to be served in the manner specified in rule 62.

(7) Notwithstanding the cancellation of registration, all the proceedings pending or to be initiated shall not abate.